Post # 1
i posted this on the may 2013 board but thought I’d try here as well.
I have a lot of anxiety about my pregnancy. The symptoms I had at first are all but gone. Aside from a large chest and some acne I feel NOTHING. I’m feeling disconnected from my pregnancy and it feels horrible. I used to be bloated, nauseous and crampy and now nothing.
i wont get my first u/s until 18 weeks. When did you get yours and why? Can I ask for an earlier one? I won’t even know the results of my bloodwork until Nov 6. I nervous about sharing news of my pregnancy with people not having the reassurance of an u/s. What would you do?
Post # 3
hmm, i had mine at around 13 weeks – for the NT scan, then i had my second one at 19 weeks for the anatomy scan. Can you find out if you are doing an NT scan? because that I believe would have to be done in a specific time frame. For what it`s worth, i had a pretty easy pregnancy except for headaches in the second trimester. I never got morning sickness, crampy. I had some bloating after eating, but that was it. I was happy about my lack of symptoms! My chest got a bit larger and i had no acne as well.
Post # 4
@laceandpearls10: You’re not alone – I’m dealing with the same thing in Nova Scotia. I know exactly what you are feeling, it’s nerve racking!
Post # 5
Oldie Bee here…
Just so you know, I think the norm in Canada for an Ultra-Sound is still somewhere in the 12 to 18 week range for a “normal” pregnancy (Medicare Covered)
Although, I was pregnant eons ago, I can relate to what you are saying.
I remember feeling distinctly pregnant at the beginning (lots of symptoms). Then going thru a very healthy phase with not much going on, until I felt the baby move about half-way thru (month 4 or 5). Then after that… LOTS more stuff happening body-wise… be it not being able to sleep, constipation / hemroids, etc… and of course growing & growing & growing bigger by the week.
As a longtime Mom, let me say… enjoy the middle time when things are slower… because it is when you’ll probably feel the best and have the most energy. A good time to take on any tasks like getting out to shop etc
(I remember with my first, leaving a lot of our running around to the last 2 months, buying nursery furniture, baby needs, etc… and I was really really exhausted… so it was more of a CHORE than FUN… lol, I still regret that *… as I think having a baby should be FUN for a couple too)
Hope this helps,
* which is part of the reason I opted to post in this topic.
Post # 6
@This Time Round: i concur about enjoying the easy times now! i am currently in my third trimester, waddling around, out of breath, difficulty sleeping and getting comfortable. the only positive is i seem to have gotten my migraines under control. oh and i have thrown up quite a bit due to an ultra sensitive gag reflex, bleh…i miss the second trimster!
Post # 7
TO PurpleUnicorn: I was a severe migraine sufferer thru my teens to my mid 20s… HORRIBLE STUFF !!
The good news, at least for me, that was after I was pregnant the first time, they virtually stopped (still get some doozie of headaches now and again, but NOTHING like the migraines where I would be crying, sick to my stomach, begging for darkness, and a cool facecloth on my face… for anything from 6 to 36 Hours straight)
Migraines suck !!
Hopefully, your experience will be similar to mine (Dr. told me that for some women Migraines are indeed hormonal, and come on when they begin Menstruation and end with Pregnancy / Childbirth). All I am hoping is now that I’m going thru Menopause they don’t decide to return thereafter.
Post # 8
12 weeks. I will have another at 18-19 weeks and that will be it unless something emergent arises.
Your doctor should speak to your about getting at NT scan (which is usually around the 12 week mark) if you are interested in screening for a variety of potential chromosomal issues.
I had a lot of anxiety too and at first really wanted to ask for an earlier u/s, but I ultimately decided that I needed to have faith in my body and my baby and that if something was going to happen to the baby it, unfortuntaely, would not be prevented by having an ultrasound. I’m now 15 weeks and everything, so far, has been perfect. I wish the same for you 🙂
If you’re interesed in scholarly research on this topic, I came across this a number of weeks ago:http://www.cmaj.ca/content/early/2010/01/04/cmaj.090979.full.pdf+html
Post # 9
@This Time Round: me too, i had gotten my migraines under control by my mid-20s or so (i am 32 now), i think i just finally learned my triggers and how to avoid them. and also i got them monthly when i was on the pill, which i had to get off due to having high blood pressure. so the past several years, i would get them very infrequently…..until i got pregnant and it was like i was 10X more sensitive to getting them, so i had to just start being even more careful, which i think i figured out by the time i got to my third trimester. i did get one this past weekend, sick to my stomach and all….but i know it is because i had 2 nights with very poor sleep, then a day staring at a computer screen, didn’t drink enough water or eat good enough and was pretty stressed – all that was a migraine waiting to happen!
Post # 10
thanks so much everyone, you’ve really helped ease some of my concerns. I don’t want to be the first-time-pregnant crazy person but I can’t help it, it’s just so new to me!
I did think back on a convo I had with my doc at my last appt. She mentioned the NT scan although she didn’t call it that. I think I had a hard time understanding her because of her accent and I remember her saying something about genetic screening and that the first one which she described as what I understand the NT scan to be and said it had to happen within a certain timeframe so I needed to let her know but I didn’t really register that it was an u/s.
So yes I will call her today and book the NT scan now that you’ve all helped me put two-and-two together. Thanks so much!!